Mercury Debuts Latest Interactive 3D Data Visualization Software

Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY) announced the introduction of Version 6.0 of Open Inventor(TM) by Mercury Computer Systems, its 3D interactive data visualization software. This newest release includes the Mercury VolumeViz(TM) LDM (large data management), ScaleViz(TM), and MeshViz(TM) extensions, which provide development tools and enable interactive management and display of extremely large data sets, as well as transparent scalability for increased resolution, quality, and application performance. Mercury held a demonstration of this enhanced offering to a captive audience at the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) conference in Houston, Texas last month.

“Version 6.0 of Open Inventor by Mercury Computer Systems is the de facto standard for the development of 3D interactive graphics applications, with tens of thousands of end users across the globe,” said Marcelo Lima, Vice President and General Manager of Commercial Imaging and Visualization at Mercury. “Combined with Mercury’s engineering expertise and continuous enhancements using leading-edge technology, Version 6.0 of Open Inventor by Mercury Computer Systems provides unmatched flexibility and performance excellence for our customers.”

Version 6.0 of Open Inventor by Mercury Computer Systems is used in a wide range of markets including oil and gas, automotive, aerospace, and medical visualization, in applications that require comprehensive processing, visualization, and management of large data sets. Version 6.0 of Open Inventor by Mercury Computer Systems facilitates a new level of functionality and enhancement, including crack-free NURBS (non-uniform rational B-splines), which are a surface element used in CAD modeling, and full OpenGL(R) support for shaders, which are 3D graphics programs used to determine the final surface properties of an object or image. The complete development suite, which includes VolumeViz LDM and MeshViz, has been enhanced and supplemented with a new ScaleViz extension. Version 6.0 of Open Inventor by Mercury Computer Systems is also available as a .NET API (application programming interface), allowing programmers to access all of its functionality through any of the languages supported by .NET.

Version 6.0 of Open Inventor by Mercury Computer Systems is available for Linux-based systems, including AMD Opteron(TM) 64, and Intel(R) Xeon(R) EMT64, Windows(R) 32 and 64 bit systems, as well as major UNIX platforms. NET API is available for Microsoft Visual Studio(R) 8 only.

Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY) is the leading provider of high-performance embedded, real-time digital signal and image processing solutions. Mercury’s solutions play a critical role in a wide range of applications, transforming sensor data to information for analysis and interpretation. In military reconnaissance and surveillance platforms the Company’s systems process real-time radar, sonar, and signals intelligence data. Mercury’s systems are also used in state-of-the-art medical diagnostic imaging devices including MRI, PET, and digital X-ray, and in semiconductor imaging applications including photomask generation and wafer inspection. Mercury provides advanced 3D image processing and visualization software and optimized systems to diverse end markets including life sciences, geosciences, and simulation. The Company also provides radio frequency (RF) products for enhanced communications capabilities in military and commercial applications.

Based in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, Mercury serves customers in North America, Europe and Asia through its direct sales force and a network of subsidiaries and distributors.

AMD Opteron is a trademark of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Intel Xeon is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. Open Inventor is a trademark and OpenGL is a registered trademark of Silicon Graphics, Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries worldwide, used under license from Silicon Graphics, Inc. Visual Studio and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. MeshViz, ScaleViz, and VolumeViz are trademarks of Mercury Computer Systems, Inc.